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Old 07 September 2017, 05:21   #1
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wanted 5.5m or more

Hi looking for a rib for Family outings and fishing trip
Also should I avoid two-stroke engines ?
I have a budget of 6 k
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Old 07 September 2017, 05:44   #2
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Something to consider with any engine is that most manufactures only guarantee making spare parts for four years after that model is discontinued.
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Old 07 September 2017, 06:31   #3
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Many old 2 strokes will be running long after more modern 4 strokes have been consigned to the scrap heap. Old simple technology easy to work on and most service parts will be available for a long time to come
Many old school 2 strokes are still made and sold in 3rd world countries or even in the UK for commercial use, pick the right engine and you won't have any problems.
There are merits to both2 stroke and 4 stroke and at 6k your likely to get a newer boat with an older possibly 2 stroke engine or maybe an older boat with a newer 4 stroke. At that budget your in either territory.
Personally I'd try and find the best boat I could with a good serviceable engine and wouldn't worry wether it's 2 or 4 stroke as long as it's well maintained and runs well
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Many old 2 strokes will be running long after more modern 4 strokes have been consigned to the scrap heap. Old simple technology easy to work on and most service parts will be available for a long time to come
Many old school 2 strokes are still made and sold in 3rd world countries or even in the UK for commercial use, pick the right engine and you won't have any problems.
There are merits to both2 stroke and 4 stroke and at 6k your likely to get a newer boat with an older possibly 2 stroke engine or maybe an older boat with a newer 4 stroke. At that budget your in either territory.
Personally I'd try and find the best boat I could with a good serviceable engine and wouldn't worry wether it's 2 or 4 stroke as long as it's well maintained and runs well


Hi thanks for your reply now can you find me a rib lol
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Old 07 September 2017, 16:40   #5
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Haha that's the hard bit
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I Have a few used Ribs, what size engine are you hoping to run? Preferable length of the boat? And center console versus tiller? Keep in mind the mere presence of a center console will increase price considerably.
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Old 09 September 2017, 03:48   #7
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£6k is a small budget for a 5.5m+ rib in my opinion so I wouldn't worry unnecessarily about whether it's 2-stroke or not. At this kind of budget, the condition of the boat will dictate just what you get for your money.

You could go smaller, younger and with 4-stroke but then you'll end up with something that's not necessarily as good a sea-keeping boat as you'd envisaged.

I'm only throwing this into the mix to show what £6,700 buys you. Searider 6m (workhorse of the oil industry) with twin Yamaha 60hp outboards.

https://www.findafishingboat.com/avon/ad-88529
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